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The '''College of William & Mary in Virginia''' (also known as '''William & Mary''', or '''W&M''') is a public university|public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Royally founded in 1693 by Letter patent|letters patent issued by William and Mary|King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the Colonial Colleges|second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University, and the oldest in the American South. William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court of the United States|Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|Speaker of the House Henry Clay, sixteen members of the Continental Congress, and four...
Latin nameCollegium Gulielmi et Mariae in Virginia
Established{{start date|1693}}[http://www.wm.edu/about/facts.php About William and Mary | About W&M] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080715233454/http://www.wm.edu:80/about/facts.php |date=July 15, 2008 }}The College gives its founding date as 1693, but has not operated continuously since that time, having closed at two separate periods, 1861–1869 and 1882–1888 (see #Civil War, Reconstruction, early 20th century|Post-colonial history).
TypeRoyal College|Royal {{small|(1693–1776)}}
Private university|Private {{small|(1776–1906)}}
Public university|Public {{small|(1906–present)}}
Research university
AffiliationOak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU
Universities Research Association|URA
Endowment$803.7 million(2016)As of June 30, 2016. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2017}}
RectorTodd Stottlemyer{{cite news |last=Trifone |first=Nicole |date=April 23, 2013 |title=Unanimous Vote Puts '85 Grad to Lead W&M Board of Visitors |url=http://wydaily.com/2013/04/23/unanimous-vote-puts-85-grad-to-lead-wm-board-of-visitors/ |newspaper=Williamsburg Yorktown Daily |accessdate=October 30, 2013}}
ChancellorRobert M. Gates '65{{cite news |work=Washington Post |title=Gates takes chancellor's post at William and Mary |date=September 6, 2011 |first=Jason |last=Ukman |accessdate=2011-09-06 |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/gates-takes-chancellors-post-at-william-and-mary/2011/09/06/gIQA3jKl6J_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_buzz}}
PresidentW. Taylor Reveley III
ProvostMichael R. Halleran[http://www.wm.edu/about/administration/provost/?svr=web Office of the Provost]. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.
Academic staff595[http://www.wm.edu/about/wmataglance/index.php W&M at a Glance]. Accessed March 19, 2013.
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